Keeping up with Congress
Jan 12, 2023
Episode 839

Keeping up with Congress

Plus, an episode made for movie buffs.

Today, the voice of American business had one message for Congress: Get it together! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says political gridlock is making it harder for businesses to function. We’ll explain what’s ahead for the 118th Congress and why you’re about to hear a lot more about a big fight over the national debt. Plus, are you seeing bizarre flying objects in the sky? You’re not alone. And SBF is defending his innocence, again. This time on Substack?

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The team

Marissa Cabrera Senior Producer
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